Upcoming Scheme :- (Artisan interested can give their expression of interest (EOI)) Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana / Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana

Support to artisans in indigent circumstances

This scheme is proposed to support the artisans during their old age. The scheme is designed to give a boost to the handicraft sector in India.


  • Master craftsperson who are the recipient of Shilp Guru Awards, National Awards or Merit Certificates or State Awards in Handicrafts will be eligible for being considered for financial ssistance.
  • The annual income of the artisan will not be Rs 30,000/- (Rs Thirty thousand only) or more.
  • The applicant should not be a recipient of similar financial assistance from any other source.
  • The artisan should not be less than 60 years of age on the date of application. Age may be relaxed in case of artisan with disabilities

Nature of assistance: Assistance from the government may be either in the form of monthly allowance or lump sum grant or both. In no case however, shall the assistance exceed Rs. 3000/- (RupeesTwo three only) per month.

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